U.S. Senate delegation from Texas

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Texas.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Texas are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
John Cornyn
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Texas 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPhil Gramm (R)
Ted Cruz
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Texas 2013January 3, 2019November 2018LinkKay Bailey Hutchison (R)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Cruz 56.5% 4,440,137
     Democratic Paul Sadler 40.6% 3,194,927
     Libertarian John Jay Myers 2.1% 162,354
     Green David B. Collins 0.9% 67,404
Total Votes 7,864,822
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Kay Bailey Hutchinson won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) and Scott Lanier Jameson (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Bailey Hutchinson incumbent 61.7% 2,661,789
     Democratic Barbara Ann Radnofsky 36% 1,555,202
     Libertarian Scott Lanier Jameson 2.3% 97,672
Total Votes 4,314,663

2000
On November 7, 2000, Kay Bailey Hutchinson won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Gene Kelly (D), Douglas Sandage (G) and Mary Ruwart (L) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Bailey Hutchinson incumbent 65.1% 4,078,954
     Democratic Gene Kelly 32.3% 2,025,024
     Green Douglas Sandage 1.5% 91,329
     Libertarian Mary Ruwart 1.2% 72,657
Total Votes 6,267,964

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, John Cornyn won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Richard Noriega (D) and Yvonne Adams Schick (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cornyn incumbent 54.8% 4,337,469
     Democratic Richard Noriega 42.8% 3,389,365
     Libertarian Yvonne Adams Schick 2.3% 185,241
Total Votes 7,912,075

2002
On November 5, 2002, John Cornyn won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Ron Kirk (D), Scott Lanier Jameson (L), Roy Williams (G) and James Wright (Write-in) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cornyn 55.3% 2,496,243
     Democratic Ron Kirk 43.3% 1,955,758
     Libertarian Scott Lanier Jameson 0.8% 35,538
     Green Roy Williams 0.6% 25,051
     Write-in James Wright 0% 1,422
Total Votes 4,514,012

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Texas
Party Total
     Democratic 27
     Republican 7
Total Senators 34
Class 1 Senators from Texas
Senators Years Served Party
J. Pinckney Henderson 1857-1858 Democratic
Matthias Ward 1858-1859 Democratic
Louis T. Wigfall 1859-1861 Democratic
James W. Flanagan 1870-1875 Republican
Samuel B. Maxey 1875-1887 Democratic
John H. Reagan 1887-1891 Democratic
Horace Chilton 1891-1892 Democratic
Roger Q. Mills 1892-1899 Democratic
Charles A. Culberson 1899-1923 Democratic
Earle B. Mayfield 1923-1929 Democratic
Thomas T. Connally 1929-1953 Democratic
M. Price Daniel 1953-1957 Democratic
William A. Blakley 1957-1957 Democratic
Ralph W. Yarborough 1957-1971 Democratic
Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. 1971-1993 Democratic
Robert C. Krueger 1993-1993 Democratic
Kay Bailey Hutchison 1993-2013 Republican
Ted Cruz 2013-present Republican
Class 2 Senators from Texas
Senators Years Served Party
Samuel Houston 1846-1859 Democratic
John Hemphill 1859-1861 Democratic
Morgan C. Hamilton 1870-1877 Republican
Richard Coke 1877-1895 Democratic
Horace Chilton 1895-1901 Democratic
Joseph W. Bailey 1901-1913 Democratic
Rienzi M. Johnston 1913-1913 Democratic
Morris Sheppard 1913-1941 Democratic
Andrew Jackson Houston 1941-1941 Democratic
W. Lee O'Daniel 1941-1949 Democratic
Lyndon B. Johnson 1949-1961 Democratic
William A. Blakley 1961-1961 Democratic
John G. Tower 1961-1985 Republican
Phil Gramm 1985-2002 Republican
John Cornyn 2002-Present Republican

See also

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